Welcome to a vibrant showcase of Puget Sound events and April activities, featuring an exciting lineup of Seattle festivals and Tacoma celebrations. As the region bursts into life with the arrival of spring, immerse yourself in a plethora of cultural, culinary, and outdoor experiences. From cherry blossom festivals and cultural showcases to foodie extravaganzas and outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the Puget Sound area this April.

1. National Cherry Blossom Festival

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Date: March 20 – April 14, 2024

Location: Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a month-long celebration of spring, featuring a diverse array of events including art installations, cultural performances, traditional tea ceremonies, and the iconic Cherry Blossom Parade, attracting visitors from around the world to witness the breathtaking beauty of cherry blossoms in full bloom.

2. 2024 U District Cherry Blossom Festival

 2024 U District Cherry Blossom Festival

Date: March 16 – April 1, 2024

Location: U District, Seattle

The U District Cherry Blossom Festival is a joyful celebration of Japanese culture and the arrival of spring, offering visitors a chance to immerse themselves in cultural performances, art exhibitions, food vendors serving delicious Japanese cuisine, and interactive activities for all ages.

3. Tulip Festival

Tulip Festival

Date: April 1 – 30, 2024 (Bloom dates vary)

Location: Skagit Valley, north of Seattle

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a spectacular showcase of nature’s beauty, with acres of vibrant tulip fields in bloom providing a stunning backdrop for photography, outdoor picnics, garden tours, and family-friendly activities throughout the month of April.

4. Seattle Restaurant Week

Seattle Restaurant Week

Date: April 14 – 27, 2024

Location: Various restaurants in Seattle

Seattle Restaurant Week is a culinary extravaganza offering diners the opportunity to savor specially crafted menus at discounted prices from a wide selection of top-notch restaurants, showcasing the city’s diverse culinary scene and culinary talents.

5. Earth Day Celebrations

Earth Day 2024

Date: Throughout April 2024

Location: Puget Sound region

Description: Earth Day Celebrations in the Puget Sound region encompass a range of eco-friendly activities, including clean-up efforts, sustainability workshops, nature walks, environmental fairs, and educational events aimed at promoting environmental awareness and conservation practices.

6. Seattle Mariners Baseball

Seattle Mariners Baseball

Date: Throughout April 2024

Location: T-Mobile Park, Seattle

Description: Catch the excitement of Major League Baseball as the Seattle Mariners play thrilling home games throughout April, offering fans an unforgettable sports experience filled with cheers, camaraderie, and the thrill of America’s favorite pastime.

7. Seattle Deaf Film Festival

Seattle Deaf Film Festival

Date: April 5-7, 2024

Location: Northwest Film Forum, Seattle

Description: The Seattle Deaf Film Festival is an inspiring showcase of deaf culture and storytelling through film, featuring a diverse selection of short films, documentaries, and narratives created by deaf filmmakers or exploring deaf-related themes, fostering inclusion and understanding within the community.

8. Daffodil Festival

Daffodil Festival WA

Date: April 6th, 2024

Location: In Tacoma WA, Puyallup, Sumner, Orting (parade route)

Description: The Daffodil Festival is a cheerful celebration of spring’s arrival, highlighted by colorful parades, flower shows, community events, and live entertainment across various locations in the Puget Sound area, bringing together communities to revel in the spirit of the season.

9. Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival

Date: April 12-14, 2024

Location: Seattle Center

Description: Experience the enchanting beauty of cherry blossoms and immerse yourself in Japanese culture at the Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, featuring cultural performances, tea ceremonies, traditional arts and crafts, delicious food offerings, and interactive exhibits celebrating Japan’s rich heritage.

10. Walla Walla Wine Month

Walla Walla Wine Month

Date: April 4-7, 2024

Location: Walla Walla Valley

Description: Walla Walla Wine Month is a delightful celebration of wine culture, featuring tastings, vineyard tours, special events, and culinary experiences in the scenic Walla Walla Valley, offering wine enthusiasts a chance to explore and indulge in the region’s renowned wineries and picturesque landscapes.

11. Magnolia Wine Walk

Magnolia Wine Walk

Date: Spring Vino in the Village (specific date not mentioned)

Location: McGraw St., Seattle

Description: The Magnolia Wine Walk invites wine lovers to stroll through local shops, tasting a variety of wines from participating wineries, all while enjoying the charming ambiance of the Magnolia neighborhood and discovering new favorites among the wines showcased.

12. Taylor Swift by Candlelight

Taylor Swift by Candlelight

Date: April 12, 2024

Location: Arctic Club Hotel, Seattle

Description: Taylor Swift by Candlelight offers a unique and intimate musical experience, featuring instrumental renditions of Taylor Swift’s hit songs performed by a string quartet in a cozy setting illuminated by simulated candlelight, creating a romantic and nostalgic atmosphere for attendees to enjoy.

13. Poetry Festival

Cadence Video Poetry 2024


Date: April 25 – 28, 2024

Location: Northwest Film Forum in Seattle Washington

Description: The Poetry Festival celebrates the art of video poetry, showcasing a captivating fusion of poetry and film through screenings, workshops, discussions, and performances that explore diverse artistic expressions and interpretations of poetry in the visual medium, creating an engaging platform for poetry enthusiasts and filmmakers alike.

14. Apple Blossom Festival

Apple Blossom Festival 2024

Date: April 25 – May 5, 2024

Location: Memorial Park, Wenatchee

Description: The Apple Blossom Festival is a vibrant celebration of spring in Wenatchee, featuring carnival rides, food vendors, live entertainment, a beer garden, arts and crafts, and a lively atmosphere filled with blossoming apple trees, creating a festive experience for visitors of all ages.

15. Free National Park Day

Free National Park Day

Date: April 20, 2024

Location: Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks

Description: On Free National Park Day, visitors can explore the natural wonders of Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks without paying entrance fees, offering an opportunity to connect with nature, enjoy scenic landscapes, and engage in outdoor activities while appreciating the beauty of these protected areas.

16. International Children’s Festival

International Children’s Festival 2024

Date: April 20 – 21, 2024

Location: Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center

Description: The International Children’s Friendship Festival at Seattle Center is a joyful celebration of cultural diversity and friendship, featuring children from around the world engaging in music, dance, arts and crafts, games, and interactive activities that promote cross-cultural understanding and friendship building in a fun and inclusive environment.

17. Weird Arts & Crafts Show

Weird Arts & Crafts Show

Date: April 20 – Oct. 21, 2024

Location: Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe

Description: The Weird Arts & Crafts Show at Oddmall Emporium of the Weird showcases the creative and unusual works of over 100 artists and crafters, offering a unique shopping experience with eclectic and imaginative creations, complemented by food trucks and entertainment at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds.

18. Vegetarian Expo

Vegetarian Expo

Date: April 20 – 21, 2024

Location: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

Description: The Planted Expo Seattle is a two-day event dedicated to promoting vegan lifestyle choices and sustainable living practices, featuring over 200 vegan businesses showcasing a wide array of vegan products and services, from food and beverages to clothing, cosmetics, and household items, fostering a community of conscious consumers and promoting cruelty-free alternatives.

19. A.I. Conference

A.I. Conference 2024

Date: April 18, 2024

Location: Museum of History and Industry, Seattle

Description: The Innovation Exchange A.I. Conference brings together industry leaders and experts passionate about shaping the future of artificial intelligence, featuring insightful presentations, discussions, and networking opportunities that explore the latest advancements, challenges, and opportunities in the field of AI, inspiring attendees to harness the power of AI for positive impact and innovation.

20. Cascadia Spring Tea Festival

Cascadia Spring Tea Festival 2024

Date: April 20, 2024

Location: Woodinville

Description: The Cascadia Spring Tea Festival is a delightful celebration of tea culture, offering attendees the chance to sample a diverse selection of teas from local vendors, participate in tea tastings and workshops, learn about tea traditions, and discover unique blends and flavors, creating a sensory experience that celebrates the art of tea.

21. Spring Fair

Spring Fair 2024

Date: April 11 – 21, 2024

Location: Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup

Description: The Spring Fair is a beloved annual event featuring a mix of traditional fair activities and unique attractions, including baby animals, pig races, carnival rides, fair food, live entertainment, art vendors, stunt shows, and a demolition derby, providing fun and excitement for the whole family to enjoy.

22. National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY)

National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) 2024

Date: April 25 – 28, 2024

Location: SIFF Cinema Uptown, Seattle

Description: NFFTY showcases the work of young filmmakers aged 24 and younger, with a focus on highlighting diverse voices and stories from traditionally marginalized communities, offering a platform for emerging talents to showcase their creativity, vision, and storytelling skills through short films, documentaries, and narratives.

23. World Class Crab Races and Crab Feed

World Class Crab Races and Crab Feed

Date: April 20, 2024

Location: Westport Convention Center

Description: The World Class Crab Races and Crab Feed in Westport is a fun-filled event featuring entertaining crab races, delicious crab dishes, live music, and a festive atmosphere, offering attendees a unique coastal experience celebrating seafood and maritime culture.

24. Masquerade Ball

Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball

Date: April 20, 2024 at 8pm

Location: House of Smith Jet City Winery, Seattle

Description: The Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball is an elegant and immersive event featuring aerialists, dancers, musicians, DJ music, a costume contest, pop-up fashion shows, delectable desserts, and a no-host bar, creating a magical and enchanting evening of entertainment and celebration. Here’s their FB page for more details. Buy your tickets here.

25. Beetlejuice (Musical)

Beetlejuice the Musical WA April 2024

Date: April 2 – 7, 2024

Location: The Paramount Theatre, Seattle

Description: Beetlejuice the Musical, based on Tim Burton’s iconic film, is a lively and entertaining production that follows the quirky adventures of Beetlejuice, offering a whimsical and darkly humorous theatrical experience suitable for audiences aged 13 and above, filled with catchy songs, memorable characters, and supernatural delights.

26. Evergreen Home Show

Washington State Evergreen Spring Home Show

Date: April 26 – 28, 2024

Location: Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe

Description: The Evergreen Home Show is a premier event for homeowners and enthusiasts interested in home improvement, renovation, and design, featuring over 200 booths showcasing specialized local businesses, innovative products, expert advice, and the latest trends in home decor, remodeling, landscaping, and sustainable living practices.

27. Victorian Heritage Festival

Victorian Heritage Festival 2024

Date: April 26 – 28, 2024

Location: Port Townsend

Description: The Victorian Heritage Festival in Port Townsend is a charming and nostalgic celebration of Victorian-era culture, featuring historical walking tours, elegant teas, a Victorian fashion show, period-themed events, and a lively contra dance, transporting attendees back in time to experience the grace and grandeur of the Victorian era.

28. Green Home Tour

Northwest Green Home Tour April 2024

Date: April 27, 2024

Location: Seattle and Eastside

Description: The Northwest Green Home Tour offers a self-guided exploration of 17 solar-powered, energy-efficient, and sustainably built homes in Seattle WA and the Eastside, providing insights into green building practices, eco-friendly technologies, and innovative design solutions that promote environmental stewardship and healthy living.

29. Toy Show

Washington State Toy Show 2024

Date: April 13, 2024

Location: Angel of the Winds Arena, Everett

Description: The Washington State Toy Show is a paradise for toy enthusiasts and collectors alike, featuring a diverse array of vendors offering everything from vintage toys and comics to modern collectibles and pop culture memorabilia. It’s a fantastic opportunity for attendees of all ages to explore, reminisce, and add new treasures to their collections while immersing themselves in the world of toys and nostalgia.

30. Free State Park Day

Free State Park Day

Date: April 22, 2024

Location: Washington State Parks

Description: On Free State Park Day, visitors can enjoy the natural beauty and recreational opportunities of Washington State Parks without paying entrance fees, providing a perfect opportunity for outdoor adventures, picnics, hiking, wildlife viewing, and connecting with nature in scenic park settings.

31. Breakdance Competition

Lords of the Floor 2024

Date: April 6, 2024

Location: WaMu Theater, Seattle

Description: $54 Lords of the Floor is an exhilarating breakdance competition featuring 16 top teams showcasing their skills and creativity in head-to-head battles before a panel of esteemed judges, followed by an exciting after-party filled with music, dance, and celebration of hip-hop culture.

32. Outer Space Party (Yuri’s Night)

Outer Space Party (Yuri’s Night)

Date: April 13, 2024

Location: Museum of Flight in Seattle Washington

Description: Yuri’s Night at the Museum of Flight is a cosmic celebration commemorating the first man to orbit the earth, featuring a space-themed extravaganza with electronic music DJs, lighted art installations, interactive exhibits, cosmic cocktails, food trucks, and a lively intergalactic atmosphere for space enthusiasts and partygoers aged 21 and above to enjoy.

33. Tacoma City Marathon


Date: April 27 – 28, 2024

Location: Gig Harbor

Description: The Tacoma City Marathon is a premier running event offering a range of races including a 5K, marathon, and half marathon, showcasing scenic routes across the Narrows Bridge and picturesque landscapes of Gig Harbor, providing a challenging and rewarding experience for runners of all levels.

34. Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

Date: Throughout April 2024

Location: Cascade Mountains, local parks, Puget Sound

Description: Take advantage of the improving weather in April by exploring the great outdoors, whether it’s hiking in the Cascade Mountains, enjoying picnics in local parks, or embarking on whale-watching adventures in Puget Sound, offering endless opportunities for outdoor recreation and nature appreciation.

35. Spring Festivals

Spring Festivals

Date: Throughout April 2024

Location: Puget Sound region

Description: Experience the vibrant spirit of spring with a variety of festivals happening throughout the Puget Sound region, featuring live music performances, local artisans, food vendors offering seasonal delights, interactive activities, and family-friendly entertainment, creating memorable experiences for all ages to cherish.

36. Farmers Markets

Farmers Market

Date: Throughout April 2024

Location: Various locations in the area

Description: Visit one of the many farmers markets in the Puget Sound area to sample fresh produce, artisanal goods, handcrafted products, and delicious food offerings from local vendors, supporting sustainable agriculture, small businesses, and community connections through the bounty of the season’s harvest.

37. Museum Visits

Museum Visits in WA

Date: Throughout April 2024

Location: Various museums in the area (e.g., Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Flight)

Description: Embark on a journey of exploration and discovery by visiting the diverse museums scattered throughout the Puget Sound region. From the iconic Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) showcasing the intersection of music, science fiction, and pop culture, to the renowned Seattle Art Museum highlighting world-class art collections, and the fascinating Museum of Flight offering insights into aviation history and innovation, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and learn from. Dive into exhibits, interactive displays, historical artifacts, and engaging educational programs, immersing yourself in art, science, history, and culture during your museum adventures this April.

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